– Cleveland Misfit is a retro-styled cafe racer that was unveiled at Auto Expo 2018.
– The bike derives its power from a 223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine.
– Once launched in India, the Misfit will take on the UM Renegade Sport S.
– It is estimated to be priced between Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
Cleveland Misfit cafe racer uses a 16bhp, 223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine.
Asia’s largest motor show, the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo has witnessed unveiling and launches of some really important products. Besides this, the biennial event also marked entry of a handful of new car and bike manufacturers in the Indian market. One among them is the American two-wheeler company – Cleveland CycleWerks (CCW) that has forayed with its two sub-250cc retro-styled motorcycles – Cleveland Ace and Cleveland Misfit. While the former is a retro-class commuter with a scrambler variant, the latter one is a cafe racer.
The Ohio-based bike manufacturer designs and develops the small displacement retro style cafe racers and bobbers. Though, the production of the Cleveland motorcycles takes place in China. Founded in 2009, Cleveland CycleWerks sources most of its bikes’ components (including platforms and Honda derived engine) from CPI Motor Company. The brand also deals in motorcycle customisation. CCW sells bikes with displacement capacity ranging from 250-450cc in 23 nations across the globe. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
– Full perimeter frame
– Low seat height
– Twin pod instrument
– Chiselled fuel tank
The all-new Misfit cafe race recently made its India debut at the 14th edition of Delhi Auto Expo. While the official launch details are yet to be revealed by the bikemaker, it is reported to hit showrooms in coming months. Read – Upcoming Bikes Under Rs 1 Lakh
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 2 lakh|
The American bikemaker will produce both the bikes (Ace and Misfit) locally at Laish-Madison Motor Werks (LMMW)’s Telangana based facility near Hyderabad. This will surely help the company achieve competitive pricing. In the Indian market, the Cleveland Misfit will be lock horns against the UM Renegade Sport S. Price of the bike is estimated to be between Rs 1.50 lakh – Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom). Check Out – Upcoming Bikes At 2018 Auto Expo
Based on a full perimeter frame with large thin wall tubing, the sub-250cc Misfit motorcycle is claimed to deliver “stable and confident ride”. While the new-generation model of the bike retains the low seat height, its cockpit area has been increased for better riding comfort. It also gets twin pod instrument that houses speedometer with stepper motor driven needle, a digital odometer and tachometer. The bike’s new model features more chiselled fuel tank with crisp styled lines. Read – Upcoming 200cc-300cc Motorcycles in India
|Engine||223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Max Power||16bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Max Torque||18Nm @ 5,500rpm|
Powering the new Cleveland bike is a 223cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine featuring counter balancer and an OHC (overhead camshaft) valvetrain configuration. This motor churns out a maximum power output of 16bhp (16.3PS) at 7,500rpm, while yielding a peak torque of 18Nm at 5,500rpm. Transmission on offer is a 5-speed unit. The company equips the Misfit with 315mm and 220mm front and rear disc brakes respectively. At the front axle, the bike features large piston-style gold-finish forks with adjustable lock-to-lock stops. Read – Top 4 Upcoming Sports Bikes Under Rs 2 Lakh
The India-spec cafe race is estimated to deliver a mileage around 34kmpl.
As mentioned above, Cleveland’s new motorcycle will take on the UM Renegade Sport S in India. Though, it will also challenge the 200cc bikes including the KTM 200 Duke and the upcoming Yamaha R15 V3.